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Virginia's On The Bay

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815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
361-749-4088
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 67
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The view

The food is ok but the kitchen & bartender didn't get orders right. This is the best view in town , wish the food lived up to the virw

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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kerrville
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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I gotta say I was maybe expecting more than I should have but this place is the definition of a tourist trap and we fell right into it. Over priced bar with no specials, average menu selection at way above average prices. Our server did a good job but that wasn't enough to save the experience and I won't be... More 

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Richmond, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was the worst ever! Horrible management, terrible waiter, warm beer, and the food was way below average and grossly over priced! Everyone around our table complained. We mentioned the beer was served warm and asked the manager why we were not told items on the menu were unavailable and mid sentence she simply walked away. If this is... More 

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Port Aransas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We have eaten there several times and the food was great. We happen to be vegetarian and they have great veggie burgers along with other veggie items. Our guests said the steak and the seafood were also very good.

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kerrville
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278 reviews 278 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food is ok but the kitchen & bartender didn't get orders right. This is the best view in town , wish the food lived up to the virw

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We will not be returning to virginia's. While the restaurant has a great view and location right on the water, the food was subpar. We had mushy peel and eat shrimp, crab cakes, which were gray and flavorless, and fried shrimp, which half were butterflied and they other half was not. They were probably from a frozen bag. For the... More 

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Even though the reviews of this place were mixed, we tried it for ourselves. The food was great, we ate at lunch, I had a BLT and my husband had fish and shrimp. We were both very pleased with our food! We had a great view of the bay also! The waitress was great and the nice man who seated... More 

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I was with a party of 4 and the wait wasn't too long for lunch. The food arrived quickly and was good. We waited 30 minutes for our ticket at the least.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A visit here is a tradition for our group. We have waited for over an hour for a table on previous visits. We love the atmosphere here. We didn't try to get adventurous with our selections...fried shrimp was ordered by many. The shrimp and fries had a burned flavor...perhaps dirty oil? Our entire group was disappointed with the food on... More 

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Rio Medina, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Virginias is a very casual place right on the water in port a. Open air with a great atmosphere. Good selection of fried & grilled seafood, sandwiches & salads. Food was very good & plenty of it.

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We stopped at Virginia's On the Bay for lunch; while in the area. It appears to be a popular stop for tourists and has a decent variety on the menu with Daily Specials. The rustic, open air seating is ample and we managed a seat by the railing. View was better than none and included either boats at dock or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-4088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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